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Compliance Management

Licensing Liabilities – Why the IT Department Needs to Know About Licensing

By Paul DeGroot, Directions on Microsoft ITAK V4 I10 While few IT personnel are ever asked during job interviews how familiar they are with software vendor licensing, licensing ignorance is a substantial liability not just for an IT department, but for an organization as a whole. Failure to honor vendor licensing terms can lead to significant unbudgeted expenses, hefty fines ...

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The Software Compliance Reporting Blues – The Fast and Economical Solution May Be a Hosted Software License Reconciliation Service

By Ed Cartier, xAssets ITAK V4 I9 By now it is no secret that IT asset management solutions and systems that calculate and report an organization’s degree of software license compliance (or lack thereof) are valuable assets to any IT operation. However, let’s be frank here, the economic times ain’t what they used to be. IT budgets have been slashed ...

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Avoid the CIO’s Knife – Reducing Financial Risk: The Case for Entitlement-Centric Software License Management

By Christof Beaupoil, Aspera GmbH ITAK V4 I6 Maintaining global license and software inventories as the basis for strategic software license management The recession has put a magnifying glass on everything viewed as an expense. IT is under pressure to keep costs in check and many CIOs are yielding a sharp knife to cut software costs, which comprise roughly 20 ...

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Insights into Oracle & Microsoft Licensing & Procurement Practices

By Scott Rosenburg, Miro Consulting ITAK V4 I5 ITAK welcomes back Scott Rosenberg for another edition of the column: Oracle & Microsoft Q&A.  In this recurring column, Scott will answer any questions on Oracle and Microsoft licensing and procurement practices.   A Procurement Manager at a large healthcare company asks:   How effective is Oracle’s ULA? You’re referring to Oracle’s ...

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The Dark Side of a Virtual World – Software License Management in the Virtual Era – Gearing up for Changes in License Models

By Dr. Christian Seeling, Aspera GmbH ITAK V3 I11 The Future: Virtualization Year 2015 January 2015. In the early morning hours the sales manager of a large bank enters his office. After pouring a quick cup of coffee, he switches on the monitor and starts the hypervisor on a virtual machine and begins to work. He has an important meeting ...

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Active RFID – Energizing Asset Management in the Data Center

By Mitch Medford, RF Code ITAK V3 I3 Most large companies have embraced IT asset management as a valuable pursuit with a quantifiable set of contributions to the bottom line.  As companies recognize the value of a unified ITAM program, attention is being devoted more equally among hardware and software assets.   As this happens, a hierarchy of hardware assets ...

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